ubuntu-us-nj Software Freedom Day, ie September's Event

Jim Fisher jedijf at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 28 17:14:43 BST 2007

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- --- Don Smith <dcsmith at gmail.com> wrote:

> Well,
> I have to say, using compiz, with awn I feel like
> I'm using the new mac
> os before it's released, so that's my bias.
> On Tue, 2007-08-28 at 15:58 +0000, Christopher
> Ingram wrote:
> > There are two things that tend to work easier than
> most, which may or may not be appropriate for
> software freedom day:
> > 
> >  - show something really cool and tell people they
> are being left behind, then tell them its open
> source / Linux
> >  - show them how much better or easier it wll make
> their lives
> > 

I have to say that when we have 'spun the cube' in PA,
it does get everyones attention. (Albeit a very short
attention span.) 

Having grabbed their attention has given us the
opportunity to plant the seed that they do have

It may seem like a 'shady' way of going about things,
but it does (has) work(ed).  And has lead to
legitimate advocacy work with a couple NPO's.

jim fisher

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